STILLNESS, SILENCE AND SPACIOUSNESS – THE THREE ‘NON-THINGS’
All that is thought, sensed and savoured is only possible because of what I refer to as the Three Non-Things!
These three ‘Non-Things’ surround, support and allow us to discern distinguish and know all that we experience.
The three ‘Non-Things’ are Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness.
We can only know Movement because of Stillness.
We only hear Sound because of Silence.
We only recognise Objects because of Spaciousness.
This is not just the case for all things physical and external to us but also things internal to us as well as thoughts, memories, imagination and feelings.
Our well-being and peace of mind occurs because of our experience of ample supply of Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness both externally and internally.
Much of our stress is due to a lack of these three ‘Non-things’ in our life.
It becomes important even imperative to take regular doses of these three Non-things, for our ongoing well-being.
Our Meditation Practice is a very direct way to develop and experience these three Non-Things.
Please enjoy my verse below for inspiration.
STILLNESS, SILENCE AND SPACIOUSNESS
Stillness that is grounded is Restful;
Silence that is quiet is Calming;
Spaciousness that is clear is Peaceful.
In Stillness we may mindfully observe Movement;
In Silence we may mindfully hear Sounds;
In Spaciousness we my mindfully appreciate Objects.
May our thoughts mindfully occur from inner Spaciousness;
May our words mindfully express from inner Silence;
May our actions mindfully move from inner Stillness.
Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness do a firm footing gain;
Where all other things do surely change;
Yet these three Non-Things, will always remain the same!